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Stridor in Crohn Disease and the Use of Infliximab*

Joanna Kirkcaldy, BMBS, MRCP; Wei Shen Lim, DM, MRCP; Adrian Jones, DM, FRCP; Kate Pointon, MD
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*From Nottingham City Hospital, Nottingham, UK.

Correspondence to: Wei Shen Lim, DM, MRCP, Consultant Respiratory Physician, Department of Respiratory Medicine, Nottingham City Hospital, Hucknall Rd, Nottingham, NG5 1PB, UK; e-mail: WeiShen.Lim@nuh.nhs.uk



Chest. 2006;130(2):579-581. doi:10.1378/chest.130.2.579
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Extraintestinal manifestations of Crohn disease are well recognized. Upper airway obstruction is a very rare but important complication that usually responds to high-dose steroids. We report a case of Crohn disease initially presenting with respiratory symptoms and subsequently resulting in acute severe upper airway obstruction, which failed to respond to steroids but dramatically responded to the first documented use of infliximab in this context.

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